The first table below looks at the demand for BGP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited BGP over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
Rank 358 319 344
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +25
Permanent jobs citing BGP 840 874 848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.80% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.09% 4.43% 4.02%
Number of salaries quoted 698 710 708
Average salary £49,000 £48,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.55% +7.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £66,250 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
20525 19722 21117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.55% 18.16% 17.98%
Number of salaries quoted 16450 15832 17411
Average salary £44,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

BGP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

BGP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing BGP within the UK.

BGP Salary Trend in the UK

BGP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing BGP over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 within the UK.

BGP Salary Histogram in the UK

BGP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing BGP within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 785 £50,000 - 86
London -27 364 £55,000 - 37
South East -90 168 £42,500 -5.55% 13
City of London +30 156 £52,500 -8.69% 18
Yorkshire +12 115 £40,000 -11.11% 15
West Yorkshire +24 109 £40,000 +6.66% 11
Leeds +27 108 £38,750 +3.33% 11
Berkshire -34 83 £46,250 +2.77% 5
Reading +10 59 £50,000 +11.11% 1
East of England +17 51 £50,000 +5.26% 7
Wales +3 34 £39,000 -8.23% 2
South Wales -3 32 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Midlands -18 31 £47,500 -13.63% 8
Hampshire -12 30 £39,500 -16.84% 4
Birmingham +17 23 £47,500 - 4
South West -10 20 £60,000 +26.31% 2
Basingstoke +6 19 £39,500 -1.25% 1
Hertfordshire -3 19 £57,500 -11.53% 4
East Midlands -13 19 £46,250 -22.91% 2
Scotland +11 17 £40,000 +3.22%
Cardiff -12 17 £53,250 +12.10%
Surrey -48 16 £29,000 -35.55% 1
North West -3 13 £32,500 -18.75% 4
Watford -5 13 £57,500 +15.00% 3
Bedfordshire +2 12 £55,500 +5.71% 2
Nottinghamshire 0 12 £45,000 -7.69%
Nottingham -2 12 £45,000 -5.26%
Oxfordshire +4 11 £37,500 -25.00%
Slough -3 11 £42,500 -5.55% 3
Wiltshire -8 11 £60,000 +20.00%

BGP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP.

1 1482 (90.48%) Cisco
2 1166 (71.18%) OSPF
3 989 (60.38%) Cisco Certification
4 983 (60.01%) MPLS
5 964 (58.85%) Firewall
6 724 (44.20%) CCNP
7 706 (43.10%) WAN
8 602 (36.75%) EIGRP
9 593 (36.20%) Juniper
10 570 (34.80%) LAN
11 517 (31.56%) VPN
12 495 (30.22%) TCP/IP
13 405 (24.73%) CCNA
14 402 (24.54%) Linux
15 400 (24.42%) DNS
15 400 (24.42%) CheckPoint
16 398 (24.30%) Cisco ASA
17 357 (21.79%) F5
18 329 (20.09%) Telecoms
19 310 (18.93%) Windows
20 304 (18.56%) Load Balancing
21 298 (18.19%) Finance
22 293 (17.89%) Cisco Nexus
23 281 (17.16%) VoIP
24 278 (16.97%) Internet
25 273 (16.67%) IPsec
26 272 (16.61%) VMware
27 264 (16.12%) Cisco IOS
28 262 (16.00%) Network Security
29 261 (15.93%) Network Management

BGP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs within the UK citing BGP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited BGP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 94 (5.74%) IIS
2 93 (5.68%) Apache
3 55 (3.36%) WebSphere
4 51 (3.11%) MS Exchange
5 41 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (1.77%) Lync
7 19 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.49%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.31%) nginx
11 5 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.18%) Confluence
13 3 (0.18%) SAS
14 1 (0.061%) MediaWiki
14 1 (0.061%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.061%) MTS
Applications
1 99 (6.04%) MS Excel
2 63 (3.85%) MS Office
3 42 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.12%) RMDS
2 1 (0.061%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
2 24 (1.47%) SaaS
3 8 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.24%) Office 365
5 3 (0.18%) PaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.061%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1166 (71.18%) OSPF
2 983 (60.01%) MPLS
3 964 (58.85%) Firewall
4 706 (43.10%) WAN
5 602 (36.75%) EIGRP
6 570 (34.80%) LAN
7 517 (31.56%) VPN
8 495 (30.22%) TCP/IP
9 400 (24.42%) DNS
10 398 (24.30%) Cisco ASA
11 293 (17.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 281 (17.16%) VoIP
13 278 (16.97%) Internet
14 273 (16.67%) IPsec
15 264 (16.12%) Cisco IOS
16 262 (16.00%) Network Security
17 202 (12.33%) VLAN
18 198 (12.09%) SSL
19 197 (12.03%) Wireless
20 189 (11.54%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.05%) MySQL
2 31 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.24%) Big Data
5 3 (0.18%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.12%) MS Access
6 2 (0.12%) DB2
6 2 (0.12%) OLAP
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.12%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 7 (0.43%) Subversion
2 7 (0.43%) JIRA
3 4 (0.24%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.12%) Maven
6 1 (0.061%) Hudson
General
1 329 (20.09%) Telecoms
2 298 (18.19%) Finance
3 97 (5.92%) Banking
4 71 (4.33%) Retail
5 45 (2.75%) Billing
6 39 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 36 (2.20%) Advertising
8 16 (0.98%) Publishing
9 13 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.73%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.67%) Back Office
11 11 (0.67%) Marketing
12 10 (0.61%) Games
12 10 (0.61%) Legal
13 8 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.18%) French Language
14 3 (0.18%) Law
14 3 (0.18%) Front Office
14 3 (0.18%) Electronics
15 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 927 (56.59%) Network Engineer
2 239 (14.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 110 (6.72%) Security Engineer
4 102 (6.23%) IP Engineer
5 91 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 91 (5.56%) Architect
6 84 (5.13%) Network Support
7 83 (5.07%) Network Security Engineer
8 81 (4.95%) Consultant
9 77 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 74 (4.52%) Network Architect
11 72 (4.40%) Design Engineer
12 71 (4.33%) Team Leader
13 64 (3.91%) Network Support Engineer
14 60 (3.66%) Analyst
15 59 (3.60%) Network Consultant
16 55 (3.36%) Senior Security Engineer
17 54 (3.30%) Firewall Engineer
17 54 (3.30%) Network Specialist
18 51 (3.11%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.36%) SOAP
2 11 (0.67%) LAMP
3 10 (0.61%) HTML
4 8 (0.49%) .NET
5 6 (0.37%) CSS
5 6 (0.37%) Middleware
5 6 (0.37%) Apache Flex
6 4 (0.24%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.12%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.12%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.12%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.061%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 89 (5.43%) Clustering
2 61 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 48 (2.93%) Smartphone
4 39 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
5 32 (1.95%) Hedge funds
6 23 (1.40%) Open Source
7 17 (1.04%) Fat Client
7 17 (1.04%) Thin Client
8 14 (0.85%) Statistics
8 14 (0.85%) Equities
9 13 (0.79%) Digital Media
10 10 (0.61%) Derivative
11 9 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 9 (0.55%) Firmware
12 8 (0.49%) PKI
12 8 (0.49%) Fixed Income
13 7 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.43%) EqualLogic
14 6 (0.37%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 402 (24.54%) Linux
2 310 (18.93%) Windows
3 206 (12.58%) UNIX
4 106 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 66 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (2.69%) CentOS
7 36 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 26 (1.59%) Windows XP
11 20 (1.22%) Solaris
12 15 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.61%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.49%) Debian
15 4 (0.24%) VMS
16 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.18%) SUSE
17 2 (0.12%) AIX
17 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (18.56%) Load Balancing
2 261 (15.93%) Network Management
3 240 (14.65%) Network Design
4 170 (10.38%) E-Commerce
5 150 (9.16%) ITIL
6 99 (6.04%) Capacity Management
7 85 (5.19%) Low Latency
8 76 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
9 71 (4.33%) Network Architecture
10 70 (4.27%) Project Management
11 66 (4.03%) Service Delivery
12 60 (3.66%) Change Management
13 41 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
14 36 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
15 34 (2.08%) Configuration Management
16 32 (1.95%) Validation
17 29 (1.77%) Test Automation
18 28 (1.71%) Migration
19 25 (1.53%) Problem Management
20 24 (1.47%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 162 (9.89%) Perl
2 107 (6.53%) Bash Shell
3 72 (4.40%) Java
4 60 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 53 (3.24%) Python
6 50 (3.05%) Lisp
7 46 (2.81%) SQL
8 32 (1.95%) Shell Script
9 30 (1.83%) PHP
10 17 (1.04%) Tcl
11 14 (0.85%) C
12 7 (0.43%) Ruby
13 6 (0.37%) PowerHouse
14 4 (0.24%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.12%) AWK
15 2 (0.12%) C#
16 1 (0.061%) C++
Qualifications
1 989 (60.38%) Cisco Certification
2 724 (44.20%) CCNP
3 405 (24.73%) CCNA
4 229 (13.98%) CCIE
5 135 (8.24%) Degree
6 114 (6.96%) CCSE
7 101 (6.17%) CCIP
8 84 (5.13%) CCSA
9 67 (4.09%) CCDP
10 57 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 56 (3.42%) Security Cleared
12 51 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 45 (2.75%) MCSE
14 41 (2.50%) JNCIS
14 41 (2.50%) JNCIE
15 39 (2.38%) JNCIA
16 35 (2.14%) RHCE
17 33 (2.01%) MCSA
17 33 (2.01%) SC Cleared
18 28 (1.71%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (6.41%) PCI DSS
2 90 (5.49%) SLA
3 29 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.61%) HL7
5 4 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.18%) QA
6 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 185 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 75 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
4 51 (3.11%) vSphere
5 22 (1.34%) XenApp
6 17 (1.04%) Hyper-V
7 16 (0.98%) XenServer
8 15 (0.92%) VMware ESX
9 14 (0.85%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.61%) Postfix
11 8 (0.49%) ProxySG
12 7 (0.43%) vCloud
12 7 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.24%) Xen
13 4 (0.24%) Squid
13 4 (0.24%) UAG
13 4 (0.24%) KVM
14 3 (0.18%) FreeRADIUS
14 3 (0.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 96 (5.86%) CiscoWorks
2 73 (4.46%) Cisco CUCM
3 69 (4.21%) HP NNM
4 50 (3.05%) Nagios
5 45 (2.75%) Cacti
6 36 (2.20%) SolarWinds Orion
7 27 (1.65%) Backup Exec
8 26 (1.59%) OpenView
8 26 (1.59%) Puppet
9 21 (1.28%) Netcool
10 20 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
11 16 (0.98%) FortiGate
11 16 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
12 15 (0.92%) Zenoss
13 13 (0.79%) SmokePing
14 11 (0.67%) ZABBIX
15 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (0.55%) Foglight
17 8 (0.49%) SCCM
17 8 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1482 (90.48%) Cisco
2 593 (36.20%) Juniper
3 400 (24.42%) CheckPoint
4 357 (21.79%) F5
5 272 (16.61%) VMware
6 164 (10.01%) HP
7 131 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 131 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 107 (6.53%) Citrix
9 106 (6.47%) SolarWinds
10 81 (4.95%) Fortinet
11 72 (4.40%) Blue Coat
12 62 (3.79%) Aruba
13 56 (3.42%) Dell
14 47 (2.87%) Motorola
15 46 (2.81%) Riverbed
16 44 (2.69%) Brocade
17 43 (2.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 36 (2.20%) Huawei
19 35 (2.14%) Nortel
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30500 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60-70k + £10K+ Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
FT Select
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum OTE £75,000 to £80,000 + car allowan
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + £8k on call
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Capita
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum UPTO £50,000 BASIC + 30 days on call
Posted: 13 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum UPTO £26,000 BASIC + 30 days on call
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + + 20% shift allowance
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum +Bonus +Benefits +Training
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: + Attractive Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £60-70,000 + £10K+ Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £43000 - £55000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £45k-£50k + 30% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £73,200 to £85,200 per annum Pension + Life Cover + Private Medic
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FT Select
Salary: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago